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WHAT’S FRESH AT SAGE’S ACRE

WHAT’S FRESH AT SAGE’S ACRE

PHOTO GALLERY

There’s always some strange, interesting, beautiful or fun going on here at the Acre, so I carry a camera. Just in case.

HOME & GARDEN

FOOD & RECIPES

FOOD & RECIPES

Tapas Time!

Got a few extra veggies but don't know what to do? Make pinchos de encurtidos (a type of tapas). Easy & delicious, they're great with cheese and charcuterie.

AROUND THE ACRE

Live Video Stream

Visit the ChickenCam » (Tip: There are actually more ducks than chickens)

DIY Wildlife Camera

Make a live backyard or wildlife camera just like Chickencam for less than $50. It’s easy!

Weathercam

shows what a Cleveland Sage looks like

Live camera shot facing west toward the Pacific Ocean, which is about 5 miles away.

Camera updates every 2 minutes.

Live Camera

Wunderground

Realtime Weather

Sage's Acre
9:11 am, May 30, 2023
71°F
scattered clouds
Wind: 9 mph
Pressure: 1017 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 4:45 am
Sunset: 6:45 pm

@sagesacre on Instagram

The flag is up, so it's official. Happy #memorialdayweekend everyone!
What do you do when you've got a wheelbarrow full of gourds? You turn them into useful stuff! Here's Toothy the Bluetooth speaker in his custom clam shell holder made from a bowl gourd.

Not only does Toothy look cool, but the plants an I all agree, Yacht Rock in the greenhouse has never sounded so good.

#bowlgourd #gourd #gourdcraft #gourds #greenhouse #mybackyard #sandiegogarden #yachtrock #zone9garden

https://sagesacre.com/2023/05/23/make-a-speaker-holder-from-a-gourd/
Most of the year this 40-year-old camellia is living screen for the house people hardly notice. But every spring it turns into a giant wall of flowers that demands your attention. (If only it didn't make such a mess dropping flowers.)

Interestingly, it's a member of the tea family and its leaves can be brewed a tea (though I have never done it).

#camellia #camelliajaponica #floweringshrub #mybackyard #redflower #shrub #springbloom #teaplant #zone9garden #sandiegogarden #californiagarden

https://sagesacre.com/2023/05/12/camellia-japonica-common-camellia/
I didn't even know this "Dr Seussy" looking native (Lacy Phacelia) even existed a few weeks ago. Now it's one of my favorites plants!
#dumbluck #borage #californianative #californianativeplant #mybackyard #nativeplants #native #nativegarden #organicgarden #tansy #zone9garden

https://sagesacre.com/?p=9036
We've gone native! Yep, it's California Native Plant Week, so it's a great time to share some of the beautiful, fragrant, and water-wise natives unique to San Diego we've incorporated into the landscape here at the Acre.

#californianative #californianativegarden #canativeplantweek #droughttolerant #nativeplants #sandiegogarden #waterwiseplants #zone9garden

https://sagesacre.com/2021/04/19/this-is-california-native-plant-week/
This self-sufficient, sustainable garden thing I’m into is a lot of work.

After a full day at it, I like to sit in my chair, enjoy a cold beer or two, and complain about how much my back (or shoulder, or knee – I change it up) hurts.

My wife likes to tell me my aches and pains are worth it because, even though it doesn’t look like much in April, by June we’re loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables that’ll take us into next year.

I know she’s right. But a back rub would still be nice.

#marriedlongtime #lovemywife #californiagarden #lasangagarden #raisedbedgarden #organicgarden #sustainablegarden #veggiegarden #zone9garden #sandiegogarden #vegetablegarden
We moved the chickens up closer to the house after a couple of coyote attacks. All the other poultry is happy to chill over at the west end near the food, water and shade.

These two -- Bad Buff and Buffy the Corn Slayer -- however are always on the east side lurking in the foliage outside our sunroom window and staring inside.

I'm not paranoid. I know they're plotting something.

#backyardflock #backyardchickens #chickenattack #chickens #chickensofinstagram #happychickens #happyhens #hens #killerchickens #thebuffsareplottingsomething
Multiple coyote attacks in broad daylight over the past couple of weeks means the poultry aren't free ranging right now. Instead they're chilling in a secured area near the back deck where it's easier to keep an eye on them with ChickenCam (and shoot at any coyote dumb enough to come up here).

#wildlife #leavemychickensalone #coyoteseason #notduckseason #wildlife #leavemychickensalone #coyoteseason #notduckseason #backyardchickens #backyardflock #chickens #backyardducks, #ducks #backyardflock #poultry #mybackyard

https://sagesacre.com/chickencam/
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